Key facts

Soft Pad Group EA 215/EA 216
Soft Pad Group EA 215/EA 216
Vitra >
Charles & Ray Eames >, Charles Eames >, Ray Eames >
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Seating-Armchairs >
Lounge area/Waiting room-Lounge chairs >
Seating-Armchairs >
Lounge area/Waiting room-Lounge chairs >


The Soft Pad Chair was designed in 1969. In terms of construction and design it is identical to the Aluminium Chair. The attached padded sections form an interesting contrast to the elegant aluminium frame. They make the Soft Pad Chair softer and plusher, without detracting from its transparency and clear lines.
The models comprising the Soft Pad Group are suitable for a large number of uses: in the office, in conference and reception areas, but also at home.

Written Guarantee

The Aluminium Chair by Charles and Ray Eames is one of the greatest furniture designs of the 20th century. Vitra has produced the Aluminium Chair programme and the models of the Soft Pad Group, based on the same construction principle, for many decades to a consistently high quality. On the basis of this experience we are now granting a 30-year guarantee on all chairs of the Aluminium Group and the Soft Pad Group that were purchased after September 2003, provided the purchaser has registered at
The guarantee is that if any Aluminium Group or Soft Pad Group chair purchased by you develops a manufacturing or materials fault within 30 years from the date you purchased it, Vitra will repair or replace it free of charge. Note that surface marking, weathering and normal wear and tear is not covered by the guarantee, nor is damage caused by deliberate attack or misuse. This guarantee is in addition to your statutory rights. The Vitra symbol gives you the security of owning an authorised original product by Charles and Ray Eames.

For versions in leather nero, brown and red, the colour of the backrest covers in Plano are adjusted to match the leather covers. For leather asphalt versions, the backrest covers are dark grey, for chocolate leather they are brown, and for marron leather, brown, for sand leather mauve grey, for snow leather white, for clay leather in stone, for olive and camel leather in coffee. Back cover in leather available for an additional charge.

Easy chair with high backrest with armrests. Swivel or non-swivel on 4-star base. Upholstered with four stitched-on cushions in leather. Die-cast aluminium clamping brackets, frame, armrests and bases, either polished or chromed. With glides for carpets. Glides with felt pads for hard floor surfaces are available upon request.

920 x 620 x 720 mm